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Thirteen costly mistakes made after a loved one dies

Below are the top 13 mistakes people make, but you can avoid such errors with some professional guidance!

3 reasons why it’s important to have a trust

Prevent their assets from being frozen upon their death. To eliminate the timely and expensive probate process. To ensure there is a smooth and quick transfer of assets to their loved ones after they are gone.

Ccrc vs. assisted living communities: the real difference

Whether we are talking about CCRCs or rental retirement communities, some offer more in the way of amenities and services than others. Naturally, newer communities will typically offer the latest and greatest in terms of amenities, but even well-established places fight to keep up and often renovate and add new services plus amenities to keep pace.

5 perfect situations to bring up estate planning with your parents

As your parents age, it will make things easier on everyone if they have an estate plan in place, particularly for the unexpected events in life.  The following five situations are opportunities that would be perfect ice-breakers for discussing with your parents the necessity of possessing an estate plan.

Procrastinating could be downright excruciating for your family

I met a 95-year young gentleman, who came into my office. He sat down in front of me and stated the obvious “It is way overdue that I get my affairs in order.

A new appreciation for caregivers…

Although I have counseled estate planning, conservatorship and estate administration clients for years and thought I knew the hardships that caregivers faced, the adage about "walking a mile in someone else's shoes" has proven that I had no idea how difficult it is to care for a loved one.

The “tw” difference- caring about you!

We help our clients develop a comprehensive estate plan that is tailored to their unique needs, family dynamics, life circumstances, and future generational goals.

Pet trusts

Does your estate plan provide for your pets? California law allows pet parents to establish pet trusts for the care and support of their pets in the event of incapacity or death.

The importance of an estate plan…and regular reviews of that plan

New case law reaffirms the importance of having your intentions clearly stated in your Trust or Will. Whether you need a new plan; a review of an existing plan; want to discuss your rights as a beneficiary or responsibilities as a Trustee, Cannon Legal Firm can help. Contact us for a free consult.